ABC News hack John Stossel writes a dumb column praising Michael Crichton’s State of Fear. MediaMatters gives it a well-deserved spanking. Stossel responds with an even dumber column accusing his critics of "smearing" him and being part of the dread "Left." MediaMatters responds with an even-more-decisive beatdown.

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